1. A vessel broad and somewhat hollow or depressed in the middle, or with a raised border; used for setting milk and other domestic purposes.
2. The part of a gun-lock or other fire-arms which holds the priming that communicates with the charge.
3. Something hollow; as the brain pan
4. Among farmers, the hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil; called the hard pan
5. The top of the head.
PAN, verb transitive To join; to close together. [Local.]